Americans want a say in human genome editing, survey shows

When it comes to CRISPR, our society has some important decisions to make.Just last week, scientistsreported a new first in the journal Nature: They edited heritable cells in human embryos to treat an inherited form of heart disease. The day after the research was published, a group of genetics...
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More needs to be done to cater for two million heart disease patients who also suffer from other conditions, a leading charity has said.
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BOSTON (CBS) – While most people still associate heart disease with men, it is still the number one killer of American women, as well as men. Now a new study out of the University of Ottawa finds women are at greater risk of dying from heart failure than men. In people with heart failure, the heart does not pump blood as effectively as it should which can lead to shortness of breath and fatigue. It can be deadly. In fact, researchers looked at 90,000 heart patients over five years and found that women are dying from heart failure at higher rates than men. They also found that while hospitalizations for heart failure ...
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Putting in long hours at the office could make you more likely to get diabetes, heart disease and psychiatric disorders, research suggests.
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Image courtesy of MARS Bioimaging New Zealand scientists have performed the first-ever 3-D, color X-ray on a human, using technology that could improve medical diagnostics in oncology, cardiology, neurology and orthopedics. Based on traditional black-and-white X-ray technology, the scanner incorporates the Medipix3RX detector chip, a particle-tracking technology developed for the CERN Large Hadron Collider. It was developed by the Medipix3 Collaboration, which comprises CERN in Geneva and 18 research institutions worldwide. The scanner records the energy of each photon as it collides with pixels while the shutter...
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Resumo O artigo discute subjetividades cotidianas que podem fragilizar ou (re)afirmar a masculinidade e, por conseguinte, afastar os homens rurais do cuidado para com a sa úde. Com abordagem qualitativa, a pesquisa foi aplicada em uma comunidade rural de município localizado no sul do Rio Grande do Sul com a participação de doze homens que vivenciaram adoecimento cardiovascular crônico. Os achados ilustram diferentes ações eleitas pelos entrevistados como ameaç adoras à masculinidade e que, portanto, devem ser evitadas ou negadas, redirecionando-se para um movim...
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Abstract Due to the aging process, chronic diseases arise with increased use of medications and there is a need to evaluate the elderly to prevent functional dependence and falls. The aim of this study was to compare gender, sociodemographic characteristics, fall occurrences, self-reported diseases, quantity of drugs with timed up and go test (TUG) and TUG-cognitive, and to associate these factors with the self-perception of health of the elderly in the community. Were selected 513 elderly people, with 384 that completed the TUG test to evaluate the functional capacity. There was difference between the female and male, in ...
Source: Revista Brasileira de Cineantropometria e Desempenho Humano - Category: Sports Medicine Source Type: research
Dogs that eat grain-free diets may be more prone to develop a canine cardiovascular disease that has historically been seen in just a few breeds. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration's Center for Veterinary Medicine and a group of veterinary diagnostic laboratories are investigating the potential link between canine dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) and pet foods containing seeds or potatoes as main ingredients.  Breeds genetically predispose d to DCM, which often results in congestive heart failure,…
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Patient Presentation A 3.5-year-old female came to clinic with a 2-day history fever up to 101°F. The evening before she had complained of a sore throat but had no rhinorrhea, cough or rash. She was drinking reasonably well and was urinating frequently. She had been to a birthday party where an older child had had strep throat. The past medical history was positive for Kawasaki Disease diagnosed at 17 months of age and treated with intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG) on day 6 of fever. Her echocardiograms had been negative and she was being appropriately monitored by cardiology. The family history was positive for heart...
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CONCLUSIONS: Only 25.1% of patients in our study achieved good INR control, despite regular INR monitoring. There is an urgent need to improve anticoagulation control of patients receiving warfarin in SA. Validated dosing algorithms are required, and access to lower warfarin dosage formulations may optimise individual dose titration. Advocacy for these formulations is advised. PMID: 30004329 [PubMed - in process]
Source: South African Medical Journal - Category: African Health Tags: S Afr Med J Source Type: research
The term double outlet right ventricle (DORV) denotes a congenital heart disease in which both great vessels arise entirely or predominantly from the right ventricle.1 The essence of biventricular repair here is to ensure a patent pathway from the left ventricle to the aorta and from the right ventricle to the pulmonary artery. Although preoperative echocardiography with subcostal and transthoracic views usually guides this decision, a few patients require further imaging in the form of transesophageal echocardiography (TEE), computed tomography, or three-dimensional printing for surgical planning.
Source: Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia - Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Tags: Case Report Source Type: research
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